Equipped with a keen financial acumen and an astute sense of route planning, Medha is pivotal in bringing all our travel ideas to life. Travelling is her raison d’être and she was instrumental in conceptualising and planning a self-drive expedition covering 15 countries in 57 days from India to Morocco via China, Central Asia, Russia and Europe with five other friends, including Embarq’s other co-founder, SujalPatwardhan. Medha drives a Toyota Land Cruiser and likes to explore places off the beaten track.
Before making travel her full-time career, she worked as a finance professional for 11 years for world renowned companies Mercedes-Benz, General Electric and Infosys. When she is not travelling, you will find Medha immersed in a David Baldacci book or painting a canvas.
A multi-tasker, troubleshooter and a people person, Sujal is an expert in organising events and managing teams. Her true passion though, lies in exploring the world on wheels. She has been on road trips in India, US, Spain and Turkey. She undertook a massive inter-continental journey of 23,000 km along with five other friends, including Medha. Starting from India, they drove for 57 days across 15 countries and three continents to reach their destination – Morocco!
Travelling is in her blood and she has now made it her profession. Prior to co-founding Embarq, she was the Vice President at a Mumbai based investment bank, Ambit Holdings and has worked in the field of Human Resources for 14 years for companies like Lehman Brothers and Infosys.
Apart from driving, Sujal’s hobbies include ‘Bollywood’ and ‘biryani’ and she has an enviable collection of wristwatches.
A corporate leader with 20 years of experience in Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Product Management, Manas has spent a decade with Mercedes-Benz India as their General Manager. He was earlier, the Head of Marketing for a USD 5 Billion conglomerate in the Middle East, with oversight of 30+ global brands for the region. In his early career Manas was a photographer, an advertising man and also a journalist with the Times of India.
In the spring of 2017, Manas and his wife Dr. Anuradha decided to chase their long cherished dream to travel across countries and continents. The couple motorbiked across 18 countries of Europe and Asia- a journey across 20,000 kilometers, over 4 months. Documenting all their travel experiences, Manas’s blog http://dostionwheels.com was ranked among the Global 200 Travel Blogs of 2017.
In his advisory role with Embarq Motorworld, Manas brings in his keen business acumen combined with his passion for motoring. When not consulting or travelling, Manas pursues his other hobbies like martial arts, kitesurfing and yoga.